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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.



How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

Can you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Bayonne movers
Volkan v.
Fast and effective move.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Kristen B.
Ivo , Arso and Milan were early, fast and polite. I move every one 1-2 years and this was, by far, the easiest moving experience I’ve ever had. Thank you guys! Thank you Piece of Cake Moving!
Piece of Cake Moving & StoragePiece of Cake Moving & Storage
Janet J.
I had a very positive experience with Dumbo Moving. My job was a "quick turn around" move of some heavy items (sofa bed, washing machine, dryer). I contacted Dumbo Moving and was able to schedule the move for the following day. They showed up precisely on time. The movers were very professional and respectful and got right to work. They finished my job quickly and were not afraid to go the extra mile to help. I would recommend them to others.
Dumbo Moving and StorageDumbo Moving and Storage
Tiffany N.
Mike was so helpful during my long distance move! Everything was handled with care and I could not be more grateful for the help with my move of over 1000 miles. Let’s not forget the pricing is the best in the area! Thank you Wizzard Movers for everything!
Wizzards MovingWizzards Moving
Ebony W.
The moving team was able to move my belongings to my new home all in one hour. The 3 gentleman were professional and took direction well.
E Square Moving & StorageE Square Moving & Storage
Ally M.
This was my first time using the Thumbtack app and I chose LK Moving based on other positive reviews - it was a great experience! The movers were punctual, FAST, and professional. It was a very smooth and easy process from start to finish. I strongly recommend LK Movers! Thanks!
LK MovingLK Moving
Christianah A.
Would definitely hire again. They took away the stress of moving and made it a good experience. Have dealt with bad movers in the past. They were efficient and did a great job!
My MoveMy Move
Star L.
Movers came earlier than scheduled got the work done fast. Wrapped my furniture and did not damage anything & GREAT PRICES. Would 100% recommend & will be using for my future moves and will be recommending to my friends and family. They were the best. Thank you for making my move less stressful!!
My MoveMy Move
Thumbtack Customer
Super quick and efficient. They had wardrobe boxes, so I didn't have to worry about moving my clothes from my closet, and my clothes were nicely hung at my new place. The final quote was given after giving them the full list of things needed to be moved, which was a lot cheaper than any other moving companies. Thank you Cyrus, Lorenzo, & Anthony for helping us move!
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Mary B.
I really enjoyed working with Ample Moving Company! They were so responsive and accommodating to our needs. The crew was extremely hard working and polite. They were very cautious about moving items and made sure everything was wrapped properly for moving. I highly recommend them and would use them again in the future.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Worst experience ever!!!!. They didn't show up after confirming the move over the phone. This cost us a great and we weren't move out of the apartments that day. Irresponsible And Have zero accountability .
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Thumbtack Customer
This company was spectacular! I will recommend this company to any and everyone I know. Thank you again 1st Moving Corp.! Looking forward to using you in the future if ever I am moving!
1st Moving Corp.1st Moving Corp.
Leslie J.
Our movers showed up right on time and worked hard but also extremely efficient. They packed our items so well that they did not budge during our move. Highly recommend Demidov's team.
SkyRocket MovingSkyRocket Moving
Jasmine E.
I would definitely recommend Family Moving Inc. to anyone I know! They made the moving process I thought would be long and difficult, quick and easy. They were also super punctual. My window was 8am-9am and they called me at 7:50am to let me know they were ten minutes away. Will be using them for any future moves.
Family Moving Inc.Family Moving Inc.
Sara D.
They were on time and made the move easy and stress free. I was incredibly happy with how easy it was to work with Bracho and how friendly everyone was. I would one hundred percent recommend them for any moving job.
LK MovingLK Moving
Thumbtack Customer
My moving experience with Reginald was excellent. He worked diligently and efficiently. He communicated well with me over the phone prior to the move. His assistant was also very helpful. I will recommend Reginald's services to others.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Tesia c.
They did a great job moving my heavy furniture down a ton of stairs
SkyRocket MovingSkyRocket Moving
Jason R.
Very seamless moving experience of my 1 bedroom apartment, by a reliable crew at a very affordable price compared to others who tend to price gouge in this field of work. Will definitely be reccomending ASAP moving services to my friends and family.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Christina Y.
Ghislain and Brice and their team were very responsive and prompt. They were able to help my mom with a last minute move. They came a couple hours after I called! They came with their own brand new moving truck. I wasn’t there, but my mom says the guys were super sweet, honest and hard working. Definitely a great value on the price too. We will definitely be using TETRIS MOVERS in the future.
Lizzy G.
This was the smoothest moving experience I've ever had. Great communication, confirming all the details via email, super professional company. I just had a few items to move but they were rather large. The guys were so easy to deal with. They showed up 15 minutes early, wrapped all my furniture carefully, and took care of everything quickly. Highly recommend, I would absolutely use Avant-Garde moving again.
Avant-Garde Moving & StorageAvant-Garde Moving & Storage
Kevin C.
Great experience overall! I used Happy 4 Moving for a long distance move from New Jersey to Georgia. Elsayed and Hannah were the absolute best. Before finding out about Happy 4Moving company, I spoke to over 20 companies and none of them offered the personal approach that Elsayed and Hannah did. The Happy4Moving team was able to professionally pack my stuff in a truck within a few hours and everything that I had within my 2 bedroom apartment fit into a Sprinter Van which made the trip cost effective. Happy4Moving then drove my belongings directly to my destination 14hrs away while my GF, mom and I drove separately. During the trip, I was kept updated on the progress and where Happy4Moving was during journey. Overall, the move was a picture perfect move that could not have gone any smoother. I would highly recommend this company for any and all moves as they have trucks of many sizes. If I do move in the future, I will definitely be using this company again and again.
Angelique B.
Jeff and his crew were fantastic to work with. They were on time for the pickup and packed the baby grand piano with complete care. They also set up the piano with efficiency and care. They left everything clean and had the piano moved in 3hrs. All of the movers were polite and friendly. The price was reasonable.
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Thumbtack Customer
Ron and his partner were quick and very professional. Would hire again for any moving job.
Efficient Moving & ServicesEfficient Moving & Services
Laura P.
These guys were great! Showed up on time and got right to work!! They wrapped up everything nicely, were super efficient and very professional. I would highly recommend them (my move was super last minute and they helped me out quickly!) for any move!! Super reasonable too!
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
Darryl M.
Everything went great. They were even able to start the move a little earlier, which on one of the hottest weekends of the year thus far, was fine by me! Thank you both Muhammad and Daniyar for being so punctual, professional and polite. Demidov is a great option if you’re moving and looking for something with reasonable rates and great service!
SkyRocket MovingSkyRocket Moving
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